San Francisco Wedding | Vanessa and Glen

Vanessa and Glen were married at St MarkI was fortunate to be a part of Vanessa and Glen’s amazing San Francisco wedding earlier this year. They had their wedding reception at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The ceremony was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, just up the street from my house. Their wedding was amazing from start to finish! I love how they infused their pasion for all things Edwardian and baroque into their wedding decor. For example, Vanessa had her dress custom made for her by Claire Pettibone. Glen wore a custom tailored edwardian suit with velvet and asian silk. Their use of pastels, peacock feathers, gold… All of the venues had baroque architectural details as well. Their love for music, dancing and funky San Francisco vibes played a roll too. Magic Bus provided transportation for all of the guests to and from the ceremony. The tables at the reception were decorated with cookies, cakes, french macaroons, and pastries. You can never have too much desert! Here are photos from the day:Groom getting ready at Hotel Monaco in San Francisco before his wedding ceremony.Groom getting ready at Hotel Monaco in San Francisco before his wedding ceremony.Custom made blue suede boots for a groom to wear to his wedding. Raw silk menGroom getting ready at Hotel Monaco in San Francisco before his wedding ceremony.groomsmen getting ready at Hotel Monaco in San Francisco.Groom in a cab in San Francisco.Groomsmen portrait in North Beach, San Francisco.white and gold rose bridal bouquetPeacock feather wedding detailsCustom baroque wedding dress made by bridal fashion designer Claire Pettibone.Bride getting ready at the Hotel Monaco in San FranciscoPortraits of a bride downtown San Francisco. Bride wearing a gown by Claire Pettibone.here comes the bride bannerchildren in the wedding party, pink bouquetWedding transportation by the Magic Bus in San Francisco. Entrance to St Marks Lutheran Church in San FranciscoSt Marks Lutheran Church in San Francisco setup for a wedding ceremony.Bride walking down the isle during her wedding at  St Marks Lutheran Church in San Francisco.Bride walking down the isle during her wedding at  St Marks Lutheran Church in San Francisco. wedding photography by Josh GruetzmacherWedding at  St Marks Lutheran Church in San FranciscoWedding ceremony at  St Marks Lutheran ChurchBride and groom riding the Magic Bus in San Francisco to their wedding reception at the Great American Music Hall.great american music hall wedding receptiongreat american music hall wedding reception setup detail photosgreat american music hall wedding reception setup detail photos. baroque wedding receptionwedding reception detail photos at the great american music hall . baroque wedding receptionBride and Groom first dance at the GAMH in SFBride and Groom first dance at the GAMH wedding reception at the great american music hall in san franciscowedding reception speeches happening at the great american music hall in san franciscoWedding reception dancing at the GAMH
Thank you to my friends, Rob Van Harken and Matthias who helped photograph different parts of this wedding with me. You can see more photos in the slideshow, or on the proofing site as well. Cheers!

Cora Smith - September 18, 2011 - 5:56 PM

Thank you for sharing this. I truly enjoyed seeing one of the most beautiful weddings I didn’t attend.

The great part is that the blog made me feel that I did attend!

May the glow of this beautiful day stay with Sessa and Glen for the rest of their lives!
Cousin Cora Smith

Josh Gruetzmacher - September 19, 2011 - 9:39 PM

Hi Cora, thanks for the kind words. Glen and Vanessa’s wedding was so beautiful, and I’m glad you got to experience it though these photos :)

Vanessa D'Amelio - October 23, 2011 - 11:52 PM

JOSH!!!!!!
I am speechless…wow. Is that what it looked like? I don’t remember a thing. You absolutely captured the day. All our love, glen and vanessa

jane - October 28, 2011 - 6:10 PM

Stumbled onto your pics from Claire Pettibone’s site. Beautifully done…all the way around. Lovely Bride, Handsome Groom…Fantastic venue…reception…Wonderful! Thanks so much for posting this link…thoroughly enjoyed it all… <3

Josh Gruetzmacher - November 1, 2011 - 6:01 AM

Jane- thanks for the compliments.
Vanessa- Thank you! Your wedding was amazing! It means the world to me that the photos captured the feeling of your day.

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